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Appalachian Power receives emergency response award for February ice storm effort

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week announced Appalachian Power as a recipient of EEI’s Emergency Response Award for the company’s power restoration efforts following damaging February 2021 ice storms. 

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week announced Appalachian Power as a recipient of EEI’s Emergency Response Award for the company’s power restoration efforts following damaging February 2021 ice storms. 


Appalachian Power to use helicopters to maintain some power line rights of way

Beginning on or about July 1, Appalachian Power will maintain the rights of way for some power lines in West Virginia by applying herbicides by helicopter.

Beginning on or about July 1, Appalachian Power will maintain the rights of way for some power lines in West Virginia by applying herbicides by helicopter.


Appalachian Power issues request for competitive renewable energy projects

The two requests for proposals center on power purchase agreements and renewable energy certificates. 

The two requests for proposals center on power purchase agreements and renewable energy certificates. 


Appalachian Power awards more than $48,000 in grants to teachers, schools and robotics clubs

Appalachian Power has awarded more than $48,000 in grants to teachers, schools and robotics clubs across West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. Nearly $6,000 in Teacher Vision Grants went to educators for classroom projects. Another $42,000 went to schools and clubs for use with the FIRST robotics program.

Appalachian Power has awarded more than $48,000 in grants to teachers, schools and robotics clubs across West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. Nearly $6,000 in Teacher Vision Grants went to educators for classroom projects. Another $42,000 went to schools and clubs for use with the FIRST robotics program.


Appalachian Power, Wheeling Power file for adjustment in recovery rates for fuel costs, vegetation management and energy efficiency programs

Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, today submitted Expanded Net Energy Cost (ENEC) and Vegetation Management Program (VMP) filings to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC). The company is requesting an increase of $73 million in the amount collected for ENEC, and a continuation of the current VMP rates, to take effect Sept. 1.

Appalachian Power, along with Wheeling Power, today submitted Expanded Net Energy Cost (ENEC) and Vegetation Management Program (VMP) filings to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC). The company is requesting an increase of $73 million in the amount collected for ENEC, and a continuation of the current VMP rates, to take effect Sept. 1.


Appalachian Power plans upgrades in Henry County

Appalachian Power plans to rebuild approximately 15 miles of transmission line in Henry County to increase reliability to customers. The Fieldale – Ridgeway Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading equipment that resulted in multiple service interruptions for customers south of Fieldale down to the Virginia-North Carolina border, and east of Ridgeway toward Sandy Level. The company plans to seek approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission later this year. If approved, construction is expected to start in fall 2023 and last about two years. 

Appalachian Power plans to rebuild approximately 15 miles of transmission line in Henry County to increase reliability to customers. The Fieldale – Ridgeway Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading equipment that resulted in multiple service interruptions for customers south of Fieldale down to the Virginia-North Carolina border, and east of Ridgeway toward Sandy Level. The company plans to seek approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission later this year. If approved, construction is expected to start in fall 2023 and last about two years. 


AEP Foundation awards $81K to James River Environmental Education Program

The James River will be the site for in-depth river studies and environmental stewardship education for middle and high high school students.

The James River will be the site for in-depth river studies and environmental stewardship education for middle and high high school students.


Appalachian Power seeks increase for transmission costs in Virginia

The company filed a request this month with the Virginia State Corporation Commission seeking recovery of electric transmission costs. The rate change is the first sought by the company since 2017 for transmission infrastructure improvements.

The company filed a request this month with the Virginia State Corporation Commission seeking recovery of electric transmission costs. The rate change is the first sought by the company since 2017 for transmission infrastructure improvements.


Appalachian Power seeks renewable energy projects with option for battery storage

The request for bids supports Virginia's goal to reach 100-percent clean energy by 2050. 

The request for bids supports Virginia's goal to reach 100-percent clean energy by 2050. 


Roanoke County launches planning effort with Appalachian Power grant

ELEVATE Roanoke County wll promote good business climate, growth in jobs and investment, economic health and recovery.

ELEVATE Roanoke County wll promote good business climate, growth in jobs and investment, economic health and recovery.


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